"Discharged for missing a hospital appointment despite being treated for memory problems"
Posted by JASB (as ),
I have type 1 diabetes and have been treated for that along with memory problems I have had since I had a DKA (diabetic keto-acidosis) coma 4 years ago. I had an appointment to see the doctor at the hospital but forgot. When I called to try and re-arrange the appointment I was told that I had been discharged from the hospital for missing my appointment. If I wanted / needed any further treatment I would need to be re-referred from my GP. Even when I pointed out that I had memory issues I was told that made no difference whatsoever.
This is just ridiculous and is now causing me a great deal of stress. Surely this should not be allowed to happen.